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Azerbaijan receives monkeypox testing kits from WHO

Azerbaijan receives monkeypox testing kits from WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office has donated 3,000 test kits for monkeypox virus to Azerbaijan for use in case of need. According to the statement, no cases of monkeypox have been detected in Azerbaijan. However, 5,322 …

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 550 mln

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 550 mln

Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 550 million on Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The global case count amounted to 550,055,230, with 6,340,167 deaths worldwide. The United States reported 87,886,885 …

Covid vaccines saved 20 mln lives in first year

Covid vaccines saved 20 mln lives in first year

Covid vaccines prevented nearly 20 million deaths in the first year after they were introduced, according to the first large modelling study on the topic released Friday. The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, is based …

WHO weighs declaring monkeypox global emergency

WHO weighs declaring monkeypox global emergency

The World Health Organization is weighing whether to declare monkeypox an international emergency - a decision that could come as early as Friday. A declaration could escalate the global response as cases rapidly rise in …

WHO renaming monkeypox virus

WHO renaming monkeypox virus

The World Health Organization announced  that it will rename the monkeypox virus, which has infected more than 1,600 people in 39 countries this year, after a group of scientists voiced concerns that the name could be stigmatizing. …

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

Over two years after the coronavirus was first detected in China, and after at least 6.3 million deaths have been counted worldwide from the pandemic, the World Health Organization is recommending in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is …

WHO: monkeypox outbreak reaches 257 confirmed cases worldwide

WHO: monkeypox outbreak reaches 257 confirmed cases worldwide

The World Health Organization has received reports of 257 confirmed monkeypox cases and about 120 suspected cases in 23 nations where the virus is not endemic as of Thursday, it said in a Sunday update. In the United States, the …

WHO urges achieving vaccination coverage of at least 70%

WHO urges achieving vaccination coverage of at least 70%

COVID-19 incidence is growing in nearly 70 world nations amid the decreasing testing rates, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday and called achieving a vaccination coverage of at least …

Armenia appointed to WHO General Committee for the first time

Armenia appointed to WHO General Committee for the first time

Armenia has been appointed a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) General Committee for the first time, the Ministry of Health informs. Armenia was appointed a member of the General Committee within the framework of the …

WHO: COVID-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea

WHO: COVID-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that COVID-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea, where it said vaccination programmes had yet to begin. “With the country yet to initiate COVID-19 vaccination, there is risk that the …

New omicron variants go global

New omicron variants go global

Covid cases are on the rise in more than 50 countries around the world, and the main impetus for this growth is provided by the variants of the omicron strain, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health …

WHO resolution not to affect supply of medicines to Russia

WHO resolution not to affect supply of medicines to Russia

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe adopted a resolution proposing to explore the possibility of relocating the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of NCDs from Russia. However, the …

WHO may decide to shut down hub office in Moscow

WHO may decide to shut down hub office in Moscow

The World Health Organization will consider the possibility of closing the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases that’s located in Moscow, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing a document it …

Mystery hepatitis spike in Europe

Mystery hepatitis spike in Europe

Cases of a mystery hepatitis virus in Europe and the U.S. are causing concern among international health bodies, following a sharp rise in reports of liver inflation among British children earlier this month

WHO chief: COVID-19 pandemic far from over

WHO chief: COVID-19 pandemic far from over

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the coronavirus pandemic is still far from over. "It’s pleasing to now see a downward trend in reported deaths, which last week were the lowest in more than two …

Gamkrelidze: WHO likely to declare pandemic over this year

Gamkrelidze: WHO likely to declare pandemic over this year

The acute phase of Covid-19 is coming to an end, with the World Health Organisation likely to declare the pandemic over this year, Amiran Gamkrelidze, the Head of the National Centre for Disease Control, said on Thursday. Gamkrelidze …